Week 7: Anti-Poverty Activism

This week we were joined by Kristin O’Connell of the Antipoverty Centre. Kristin gave us an extremely informative and searing lecture about the corruption of the government’s work for the dole – which especially affects Aboriginal communities – and mutual obligations schemes. She also paid attention to the role played by large NGOs and charities in perpetuating the system through using unpaid labour themselves thus clouding with the state white claiming to advocate for poor and unemployed people. A lot of eyes were opened!

Watch Kristin’s lecture:

Kristin provided us with some discussion questions which I made into a tutorial activity.

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